[OSGeo-Discuss] [Board] Polling charter members

Margherita Di Leo diregola at gmail.com
Thu Sep 18 01:13:34 PDT 2014

Dear All,

On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 10:51 PM, Jachym Cepicky <jachym.cepicky at gmail.com>

> Just noting,
> discussion about relationship between LocationTech and OSGeo is here
> since 2012 (IIRC). That many people did not pain attention to it
> (actually including myself up to certain time), is not fault of OSGeo
> .. or LocationTech.
> It's just actually boring topic. We are community of (mostly)
> developers and users of FOSS4G (not conference, but software in this
> case). This sounds like politics .. who would pay attention? So, now
> we are here, things are happening, we can finally talk to whole
> community, because of this IMHO *is* important topic - two big
> organisations are trying to find a way, how to cooperate in the future
> for better free and open source software for geospatial! This is good.
> If for nothing else, then for clarifying OSGeo's position.
If anyone is wondering why most charter members remained silent about the
topic, here i can offer my 2 cents..
It is true that this is a long story, but it's hard to find all the
elements needed for judgement. I'd ask those that have personally followed
the steps, to kindly fill a wiki page with the most important facts.
Another thing is that, for those that couldn't make it at FOSS4G, it is (I
believe) not easy to understand on what exactly the community of charter
members is being called to express their opinion. What does it mean "to
cooperate" and what does it imply for the organizations involved? Is it a
case by case cooperation what you're talking about? why it looks like is
the FOSS4G event at stake here?

Thanks for any pointers

Best regards,

Dr. Margherita DI LEO
Scientific / technical project officer

European Commission - DG JRC
Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES)
Via Fermi, 2749
I-21027 Ispra (VA) - Italy - TP 261

Tel. +39 0332 78 3600
margherita.di-leo at jrc.ec.europa.eu

Disclaimer: The views expressed are purely those of the writer and may not
in any circumstance be regarded as stating an official position of the
European Commission.
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